How to AirDrop from iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone X in iOS 11

Sharing is caring. Tell your friends and help them solve the same problem.

Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

AirDrop is a useful and convenient feature on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac. With AirDrop on, you can send files from a Mac to an iPhone, from an iPhone to an iPad, from an iPad to a Mac, and vice versa. Given the importance of AirDrop in data transfer, this blog post is written to detail the steps about how to turn on and use AirDrop on the iPhone to set "AirDropping photos from iPhone to iPhone" as an example. No matter whether you are using an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X in iOS 11, or other iPhones using earlier iOS versions, you can find a way to turn on and use AirDrop on your iPhone in this blog post. If you need to, you can also learn how to share files between Mac and iDevices in this blog post about how to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone

Notice
Are you looking for the free software to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, or from the computer to your iPhone? Click the above link to get what you want.

Part 1: How to AirDrop from iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone X in iOS 11

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhones. 

  • In iOS 10 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. Tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.
  • In iOS 11: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. Press and hold on the module where Airplane Mode is located. Tap on AirDrop and choose to have your iPhone be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

As you may know, AirDrop needs both WiFi and Bluetooth connections to work properly. So, don't forget to turn on WLAN and Bluetooth, too. If "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" on your iPhone, learn how to fix it before you continue.

Step 2: AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPhone.

  • Go to the Photos App on your source iPhone.
  • Select the photos you'd like to send to your iPhone 8 or iPhone X and tap on the Share button.
  • Click AirDrop and choose the name of your target device.
  • On your target device, namely your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, click Accept to start to receive the photos. When the data transfer is completed you can go to the Photos App on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X  to check the photos.

There are other files you can send from one iPhone to another using AirDrop. For example, you can go to Maps on your iPhone to share your location via AirDrop or go to Contacts to send a contact to another iPhone with AirDrop if you need to.

How to AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPhone

Part 2: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without AirDrop

Do you want to transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes and more from iPhone to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X all at once? Do you want to export files from a computer to an iPhone/iPad? Do you want to back up iPhone/iPad data to the computer? If so, you can use the world's first completely free iOS data transfer software, EaseUS MobiMover Free. What's more, MobiMover can also help you delete/edit existing data on your iPhone, or add new items to your iPhone as a free iPhone content manager. Follow the steps below to learn how to copy photos from iPhone to iPhone with MobiMover.

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your PC or Mac.

 Free Download for PC
Secure Download
 Free Download for Mac
Secure Download

Step 1: Connect your old iPhone and new iPhone X and iPhone 8 to the computer running Windows or Mac OS. MobiMover can be installed on both the two operating systems to transfer photos from between two iPhones. Now, Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Windows and go to the main screen.

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: If you want to sync specific or the whole photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone X, you can use the Custom pattern by clicking your iPhone device next to 1-Click-Transfer and go to Picture.

custom picture management

Step 3: Choose Photo and go to the photos management interface. You can see the data transfer features are marked clearly. Choose the photos you want to sync to iPhone X/8 and click Transfer to Other Device

photos management

Step 4: Choose your iPhone X or iPhone 8 and MobiMover will begin to sync the selected photos from iPhone to new iPhone. When the process finished, open the Photos App on your iPhone X/8 to check the items. 

choose iPhone X or iPhone 8

Using the custom features is a better choice If you want to sync photos from iPhone to iPhone selectively. If you want to copy all files from one iPhone to another at once, you are recommended to use the 1-Click Transfer feature.